[Python-Dev] Re: Utility scripts

exarkun at divmod.com exarkun at divmod.com
Tue Oct 5 00:39:24 CEST 2004

On Mon, 04 Oct 2004 21:03:24 +0100, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
> [snip]
> So why do existing extensions not do this? Things like wxPython
> and Twisted seem to jump through a lot of hoops for little benefit
> beyond allowing users to omit the .py extension...

  Twisted jumps through some hoops to let developers run uninstalled versions.  The lack of .py extensions is incidental and mostly unimportant.  It also does things differently on UNIX than on Windows (it sets things up on Windows so uses can just type "mktap", "twistd", etc (as opposed to path\to\mktap, not as opposed to mktap.py)).


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